Though Cobb residents have had a few opportunities to cast ballots early, Tuesday is the official election day where voters will determine whether or not the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for school maintenance and construction projects will continue for the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools.
Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, we want to hear your answer to this question:
How will you vote in the Cobb County Ed SPLOST election, and why?
The Cobb Education SPLOST IV, if passed, would continue the one-cent sales tax for the two school districts when the current SPLOST III collection period ends on Dec. 31. SPLOST IV would run from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2018 and would be set to collect $717 million for Cobb County Schools; Marietta City Schools would take in an estimated $55.4 million.
Every school in the Cobb and Marietta systems is slated for improvements, but dollar figures vary based on needs determined school district staff and approved for the project list by each school board. (Visit your respective Cobb County Patch site for further coverage.)
Return to your Cobb County Patch sites for further coverage on the SPLOST vote, and return here to see what your fellow Cobb residents said on the issue.
You can vote in the poll below until 7 p.m. today, but you're welcome to continue commenting after the poll has closed. We’ll bring you results of the poll and will highlight your comments on the issue on Tuesday.